For the record, let's state that what the SCOAMT did last night was tantamount to an imperial takeover. Apparently, now, the President and not the Legislature or even Judiciary is the arbiter of what is and is not law.
I wish I could say I was surprised. I am outraged. But in a sense that's like being outraged at a scorpion for stinging. I do not believe that his character would allow him to do anything else than what he did. Malignant Narcissism is *going* to assert its power, especially after being told it's not so powerful after all.
However, I do have more outrage for the Media. The MFM consensus seems to be this: "Barack Obama is protecting illegals." Yes, that is their word of choice: "protecting." It's odd to me that they would discuss the decision not to see justice done against law-breakers as "protecting."
Would they be so sanguine if he "protected" thieves in the same way? Murders, arsonists, identity thieves, or even dead-beat dads?
Let's say the President had said this: "Too many Americans must live in the shadows. Their situation requires that they live outside our normal bounds of law, but it is not their fault. Society and their history have forced them into these shadows. It is their poverty, their lack of education, and their lack of opportunities- a lack reinforced by law and custom- which causes them to live on the outside. So tonight I am declaring an amnesty for all thieves. If not for their poverty and lack of other options, they would not steal your cars, your jewelry, or your money. It is a failure of our system- a great moral failure- to hold them accountable for their past deeds. So I am now offering complete amnesty for any past crimes and wiping the slate clean."
Would the MFM be speaking glowingly of him "protecting" the thieves?
Yet that is just what he has done. Illegal aliens break laws all the time. Setting aside the ones we might normally classify as "criminal"- those who have committed heinous crimes- even the most benign routinely commit fraud and identity theft. They drive illegally and have no insurance- and they don't drive particularly well. The most "deserving" illegal alien broke the law first by coming across our border illegally, and then repeatedly breaks the law any time they work, receive welfare benefits, or drive.
And what of those here legally? What of low-income, low-skilled legal aliens or citizens? It is they who will see most of the negative effects of this. They are the ones who will face additional competition for already low-wage jobs. It is they who will have to face waiting rooms- for Doctors who accept Medicaid, and for Hospital Emergency Rooms- filled to overflowing, even more than now, with the children of illegals. It is these in our society- those most already in need of "protection" who the President just threw to the wolves.
Then we consider legal aliens, especially naturalized citizens. If this is anything other than a strongly-expended middle digit toward them, I can't see what. Legal aliens jumped through numerous hoops- even those on temporary visas. They pay high fees for their residency. They know that one misstep in regards to our laws- even one relatively benign- can get them sent back to their country of origin with no chance of ever returning legally. Those who seek naturalization wait years and pay astronomical fees to do so.
Yet now they look at what this President has just done, and realize their foolishness. Why obey the law, why pay all those fees? They could have just come illegally and been saved all of that.
Yet it is the illegals who are being "protected."